This is a civilized, safe place for everyone

Conference Buddy wants to provide a place where you can feel safe and comfortable. Treat this forum and all the people participation with respect. It’s a community resource — a place to get to meet other people, share experiences and interests through ongoing conversation.

Conference Buddy is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone. Harassment of participants in any form will not be tolerated. Anyone who violates this may be sanctioned or expelled from this space. Please see the Code of Conduct for more information.

Participation matters

Conference Buddy is driven by community. So your participation is what matters most! Feel free to give feedback, start conversations and of course post a conference in the list or a look for a conference. Please don’t post conferences if you’re not actually looking for a / offering to be a ConfBuddy. An list of confereces as long as a arm may look impressiv at first but it will make people frustrated and perhaps a bit sad if they have to click through many posts without finding an actual ConfBuddy offer.


These guidline aims to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Check for existing Conferences before posting

Don’t Repeate Yourself - please take a minute to check the existing posts before you post a new conference or make a post to look for a conference. It will be easier for potential Conference Buddies to find you!

If You See a Problem, Flag It

When you see unwanted behavior, don’t reply. It encourages that behavior by acknowledging it, consumes your energy, and wastes everyone’s time. Just flag it. If enough flags accrue, action will be taken, either automatically or by moderator intervention.

Always Be Civil

Nothing sabotages a healthy conversation like rudeness:

  • Be civil. Don’t post anything that a reasonable person would consider offensive, abusive, or hate speech.
  • Keep it clean. Don’t post anything obscene or sexually explicit.
  • Respect each other. Don’t harass or grief anyone, impersonate people, or expose their private information.
  • Respect this place. Don’t post spam or otherwise vandalize.

If you’re unsure, ask yourself how you would feel if your post was featured on the front page of the New York Times. This is a public place. Keep the language, links, and images safe for family and friends.

Post Only Your Own Stuff

You may not post anything digital that belongs to someone else without permission. You may not post descriptions of, links to, or methods for stealing someone’s intellectual property (software, video, audio, images), or for breaking any other law.

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This site is operated byyour friendly local staff and you, the community. If you have any further questions about how things should work here, open a new topic in the site feedback category and let’s discuss! If there’s a critical or urgent issue that can’t be handled by a meta topic or flag, contact us via the staff page.

Terms of Service

Yes, legalese is boring, but we must protect ourselves – and by extension, you and your data – against unfriendly folks. We have a Terms of Service describing your (and our) behavior and rights related to content, privacy, and laws. To use this service, you must agree to abide by our TOS.